McDonald’s 2019 client audit conducted

29 Nov 2019

On 14-15 November 2019, Meatco underwent the Annual McDonald’s audit.

The client audit, which forms part of the Food Safety Service International, continues to give accreditation to Meatco’s product for the safety of human consumption.

During the audit, Meatco passed in the levels of Animal Welfare, McDonald’s monthly self-audit and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) accreditations with an A. It, however, received five minor findings with recommendations on the slaughter floor and de-boning sections.

According to Meatco, this was an unannounced audit where no specific date was scheduled. Despite this, we managed to have a satisfactory audit, which shows that we do not need to be prepared for audits at all times. This also proves the robustness of our systems and standards that are in place and maintained at Meatco.

We are currently in the process of doing corrective actions in order to remain on Finlar’s (McDonald’s supplier in South Africa) list of clients. This type of audits also opens up additional doors for Meatco. As a food processing company, we, therefore, always welcome audits in order to ensure that systems and standards are kept in place and improved.    

The McDonald’s client audit mainly focuses on Animal Welfare and HACCP and Meatco received no non-conformities in either audit.